Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Republicans not the party of big government...Say What???

Outgoing Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman says the GOP is not the party of big government.

Say what? You got to be kidding me.

C’mon Mehlman, government has expanded faster and bigger than ever on the republican’s watch.

Look at all of the new agencies that have been created and/or expanded. The Department of Homeland Security? That was a Republican idea. No Child Left Behind? So much for getting rid of the Education Department...the Republicans expanded it. What about prescription drug coverage for Medicare...that's another one. The list goes on and on.

The fact is in the 12 years since Republicans took over the House of Representatives, the size of the federal government has doubled. That's right...it's now twice the size of what it was in January of 1995.

There is no question that the Republican Party became the party of big government. The only difference between them and the Democrats is they like to borrow money instead of raise it through taxation.

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